Lauren Stockard (‘12) and Tyler Hubbard (‘10) both graduated from Churchill County High School, Brigham Young University-Provo, and the University of Utah. They started dating and married during their time at BYU. Now, they are parents and working as a doctor and lawyer, respectively, in Salt Lake City.
Lauren studied Nutritional Science as a pre-med student at BYU. She went on to medical school at the University of Utah and is now a radiology resident.
In May 2020, Lauren completed her last medical school final (online) and gave birth to their first child that night. Six weeks later, she started her career as a doctor by helping patients who contracted coronavirus.
“One of my favorite parts about being a doctor is that I get to jump into people’s lives during some of their most vulnerable times,” said Dr. Hubbard. “It is really rewarding to see them progress and heal.”
Dr. Hubbard now specializes in radiology, reading medical imaging from X Rays, MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasounds.
Growing up in Fallon, Lauren was involved mostly with dance including Fallon Swing Club and The Studio for the Performing Arts. She was also a member of the Academic Team and National Honor Society.
“I loved growing up in Churchill County,” said Lauren. “One of my favorite things that I have come to appreciate since moving away is the sense of community in Fallon.”
Lauren said Mr. Johnson was her “most influential teacher” and helped lead her to pursue a science based career.
Lauren’s husband, Tyler Hubbard, also attended BYU. After his first year of university, he lived in Mexico City for two years while serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He went on to the University of Utah for law school and for a year, served as a clerk for Justice Himonas at the Utah Supreme Court.
Tyler was then a stay-at-home dad for seven months while Lauren began her residency training. He now is an estate planning lawyer at Fabian VanCott in Salt Lake City, where he helps clients transfer their wealth from one generation to the next and do tax and business planning.
“I enjoy meeting so many people and helping them solve their problems,” said Tyler. “I love my job. It’s a dream job.”
When Tyler was in highschool, he anticipated pursuing a career in engineering. He wants to remind young people that it is okay to change directions and that they should spend time exploring all their interests.
“Fallon offered a lot of opportunities for me to learn and grow – to figure out what I was and wasn’t good at, what I was interested in and what I wasn’t interested in,” said Tyler.
Tyler’s favorite high school activity was basketball. He also enjoyed golf and football, and worked at Fallon Theatres.
When asked about what advice they have regarding healthy relationships, Tyler and Lauren mentioned the importance of work-life balance, having shared goals, and their “walk and talks.”
“Lauren and I have made a ton of life decisions going for walks together,” said Tyler. “No phones, fresh air, and time to really connect.”
In addition to their meaningful careers, the Hubbards also enjoy being parents to their one-year-old son, Clayton.. Lauren said her favorite part of being a parent is “watching their son grow, discover new things, and seeing the world through his eyes.” Tyler mentioned experiencing joy from making their son laugh.
The Hubbards are extremely grateful for their families and all their Fallon teachers, friends, coaches, and church community.
“We cannot express how much gratitude we have for the people of Fallon,” said Tyler. “The people are what make Fallon so special and the place Lauren and I fondly remember growing up in.”
The only family the Hubbards have left in Fallon are Lauren’s parents, Thomas and Julie Stockard. Thomas works as the district court judge in Churchill County and Julie teaches high school English at Oasis Academy. Tyler’s parents Sam and Shelly moved to Idaho Falls a few years ago. His dad still teaches math and his siblings live in three different states. Aaron Hubbard lives in Las Vegas with his wife and four kids and works as a healthcare consultant. Mark lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife and three kids and is an Assistant Dean for Research at the University of Wisconsin. Shayla lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho with her husband and three kids and works as a nurse.
Lauren's two brothers also live in Salt Lake City where Tommy Stockard is a lawyer and Ryan Stockard is a medical student. Alyssa Lee, Lauren’s youngest sibling, is also a medical student and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
LEAD On produces "Where Are They Now" features in a partnership with The Fallon Post along with short video interviews. The mission of LEAD On is to help prepare youth in Churchill County for life after high school.